Valerie Badiane has been our family’s nanny and housekeeper from December 2020. For four years prior to that, she took outstanding care of another Embassy family and traveled with them from Senegal to Cameroon, and ultimately to the United States. Valerie was always professional, reliable, responsible, hard-working, honest, and easy to live with. We both recommend her enthusiastically for childcare and housekeeping positions with American or international families.
Her previous employer noted that their twins were 18 months when Valerie started working. Taking care of twins is not an easy task but Valerie discharged her duties responsibly, lovingly, and calmly. Valerie has boundless patience and understanding and a soothing personality — invaluable attributes when caring for small children. Besides keeping the children well fed, clean, and safe, she enjoyed playing and drawing with them. Valerie’s responsibilities also included preparing the children for pre-school and ensuring they had their lunch boxes and school materials as well as accompanying them to play dates and activities. She was always organized, on time, and exercised excellent judgment. We trusted Valerie to take care of the children when they were ill, take their temperature, measure and administer medication per the doctor’s instructions, and keep us informed of their progress.
Valerie was also a great housekeeper and cook. She kept our house clean and organized and learned to cook delicious dishes for our family. Not only did Valerie learn new recipes—she can prepare almost any recipe written in English or French– but she showed initiative by looking for delicious recipes online to vary our meals. She also baked cakes and muffins for the children.
Valerie’s willingness to learn new skills is evidenced by her efforts to improve her English language skills.. When she started working with us, Valerie spoke basic English, which she had briefly studied at the University of Dakar. Since then, she assiduously attended English classes during her free time. Valerie’s native French and working-level English will be an asset to any American family.
We cannot speak highly enough of Valerie’s character and skills, and we hope that she will find an amazing family deserving of her kindness and hard work.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at the email addresses below shall you have any questions.
Nitza Sola-Rotger, firstname.lastname@example.org (previous employer); Anny Chasson, email@example.com, (current employer)
Valerie can be reach at +221 77 800 04 64
Jon Chasson: 77 7407 905